In a city polarized and clouded by partisan bickering, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is one of the few figures who has shown promise of uniting the place. Chosen by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft , the 22-year-old star quarterback is the new great hope of the D.C. sports world.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, Griffin opened up about the importance of voting rights, what it’s like playing for the football team in the nation’s political capital, his dream basketball pick-up game with Obama and his love of video games.
Yahoo News: When you cast your ballot for president, what were some of the most pressing issues that were on your mind?
RG3: For me, I always told my fiancée and my family that money would never change the way I viewed politics. For me it wasn’t a money issue. It was about overall what each candidate presented, but I can’t disclose who I voted for.